Hailing from the Dunning neighborhood of northwest Chicago, Danny Seraphine became a founding member and a vital part of Chicago, the world-renowned American rock band. According to Billboard, Chicago was one of the world’s best-selling groups of all time, having sold more than 130 million albums.
His affinity for playing the drums was evident by age 9, as he aspired to be like his uncle who played drums at family events. A self-described Type A personality, he dropped out of high school at age 15 and turned to studying privately with percussionist Bob Tilles at DePaul University. It was there, under the tutelage of Tilles, that Seraphine developed his technique and style.
Seraphine was quoted in Drummerworld as saying, "To be a good drummer, one must develop his own technique. Good timing and good taste is essential, but it is the technique that sets the truly great drummers apart from the rest."